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Please help us help our community and support our financial aid fund. Donate securely through our online processing system.

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To donate by check, please send your check to:

FORCE Conference Financial Aid Fund
16057 Tampa Palms Blvd., W, #373
Tampa, FL 33647

Thank you for your interest in the 10th Annual Joining FORCEs Conference.

FORCE provides limited financial aid to those individuals who would most benefit from the information and could not otherwise attend the conference without financial support.

Who Should Apply?

Recipients are chosen based on financial need, the impact that the information gained at the conference will have on health care decisions, and interest and ability to disseminate the information learned back to the community. Although we will accept applications from previous recipients, highest priority will be given to people who have not previously received financial assistance.

In order to maximize the limited funding we receive we will prioritize those people who can accept partial funding (such as hotel and registration or registration only). Travel assistance will be limited. We cannot provide support for international travel but may provide registration and hotel support to international attendees.

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Financial aid recipients and their stories

Below are stories from some of our past financial aid recipients and the impact that attending the conference had on their lives and others in the community.

Martha and sisters   Grace and family   Jenny and Wes

I am a survivor of stage IV breast cancer and I live in a predominantly African-American, low income neighborhood. It is often hard for women here to get access to proper care and information. I have shared the information that I learned at the conference with other high-risk members in my local community. Read more.

 

Despite seeing the effects of cancer up close, I wasn't fully convinced of its power. Although surgery was an option I had considered, my fear led to inaction. Read more.

 

 

While pregnant, I was diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy. Our unborn child was diagnosed with two birth defects. Then I tested positive for a BRCA1 mutation. If not for a scholarship, people like me would be unable to gain critical knowledge. Thank you, donors, for the knowledge your funding gave us. Read more.

Gale and Lynn   Mary and Dawn    

Thank you for the tremendous job you and your team at FORCE do and for hosting my sister and I this past weekend. We are back home and tomorrow night we will host our first meeting to share with our people all that we have learned. Read more.

 

"LUVN LFE". My husband and I were on the way to the hospital when we saw the words on the license plate of the car in front of us. Those words became my spiritual motto on the morning of June 20, 2007. That was the day of my prophylactic bilateral mastectomies. Read more.

 

 

 

 

2014 Conference Videos

Watch the videos from a variety of presenters at our 2014 Joining FORCEs conference.

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